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Old 26th Jan 2016, 12:03
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What did the email say, I'm currently in the pool, but not rated on anything they fly, applied through the LH scheme - 73 is on my licence!
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 11:37
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Jimboy, firstly, how did your interview go? Well done on getting one and fingers crossed for you. Secondly, thanks heaps for the heads up. Much appreciated. Thirdly, because im at the arse end of the world, I dont hear much re uk industry. A
Have you by chance heard anything on cityflyer what they're doing, or how they're going? I know they're recruiting now but only for a very short window of time, but wondering Iif they're atill short on crew or by how much. Congrats again though!
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 12:06
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Geronemo,

Interview was fairly ok actually, they were a little pushy, but not necessarily in a bad way, due to time. Pleasant enough interview, others found them quite harsh, so I think it depends on the person and their outlook and views.
But I have had plenty of interview experience now, and had done a decent amount of preparation, like any one would.
I'm afraid I don't, I do believe a separate thread specifically for Cityflyer has been started already. I know one or two people there, not close friends per se, but he seemed to really enjoy it for what it was, sounded like it wasn't a bad gig, but maybe not the best also. Pay I believe may be a little low especially as it is London where you would have to live - but thats no fact so don't take my word for it, I could be completely wrong, a quick visit to PPJN and/or right move for rental prices could be a good bet!

Found out yesterday I will be on the 787 starting in May time. Cant wait!

All the best!
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 15:23
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Hi jimboy473,

congrats on getting through and put on the 787, something nice to look forward at indeed!

Would you mind to pm me, have some questions!? Much appreciate it.

Enjoy the last three month with your current employer!

Regards,

M1
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 19:04
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Originally Posted by VJW View Post
Buter it also rounds up to 10 million hours - why stop at 0.1 hours....

LlamaFarmer it's not about being able to read, it's about you making zero sense
Most people don't round up their flying hours to the nearest 10 million...

Also 0.05 would round down to 0 rather than up to 10,000,000.



It wasn't a serious remark anyway
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 13:25
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Neither was mine dude - perhaps the smiley face wasn't big enough...lets try this one
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 14:51
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If you are invited for assessment but live outside of UK, does anyone know if BA will provide accomodation at Heathrow and flight tickets to/from for all three different assessment stages?
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 15:04
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Hahaha...you've got to be kidding!
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 15:52
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Originally Posted by TheGliderPilot View Post
If you are invited for assessment but live outside of UK, does anyone know if BA will provide accomodation at Heathrow and flight tickets to/from for all three different assessment stages?
Why don't you ring them and ask? Remember to remind them of your name when doing so!
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 16:34
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You laugh ... but they used to in the meadowbank days; flights, nice room at the Edwardian and meals too.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 16:35
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Ah the good old days.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 16:44
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That would be when the applicants could still spell accommodation.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 18:08
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Glider
Best ask those questions when your a BA Nigel not before.
Year 2016 - want want want
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 09:49
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VJW Buter it also rounds up to 10 million hours - why stop at 0.1 hours.

Don't call me out, dumbass, you're the one trying to be clever.

Cheers

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Old 29th Jan 2016, 10:06
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Originally Posted by TheGliderPilot View Post
If you are invited for assessment but live outside of UK, does anyone know if BA will provide accomodation at Heathrow and flight tickets to/from for all three different assessment stages?
Fat chance! I recently flew from Sydney, arrived 1 hour before the interview only to return 7 hours later back to Aus, all because I couldnt get leave and had no time for other assessment slots. Not single mention of any cash handouts, don't blame them either. If you want it you will pay for the travel I know I did!
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 10:20
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Heathrow09L, a personal attack on someone who attended an interview within a timeframe that he clearly stated would not have been of his choosing?

Plus you've chosen to extrapolate and generalise his entire professional attitude to rest based on that one posting? Wow. It seems anonymity really does bring out the worst in some people, let's hope it's the worst anyway or I hope to never have to fly with you.

Was that post really necessary?
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 11:12
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Heathrow09L I slept all the way in business with some good sleeping tablets and as mentioned had no other option.

Rexbanner I appreciate your understanding, you sound like a skipper i would enjoy doing a trip with unlike someone else
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 11:32
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Well I'd put it this way - if ChaseIt passes the interview having arrived early for "report" following a questionable night's sleep I reckon he/she is ideal Long Haul material....

Good Luck
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 16:57
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I can call you or anyone I want 'out' if I so wish
Yes, you can, but it helps if you're right. Which you weren't.

I thought Buter was quite witty and you've chucked your teddies out. As you so eloquently put it......'deal with it'.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 07:29
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I've send you a PM jimboy473. if you have time to have a look at it.


Thanks
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